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  1. Ultrasonic cannot hear through walls. A wall will...

    Ultrasonic cannot hear through walls. A wall will block the sound. I use ultrasound for air leaks (40khz) at my current job. A simple clipboard will shield the sound. I recently cut 4 holes in a...
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    trane mcca025dd

    Im not sure if Im a tech a maintenance guy or what. My job title at the college is Systems Maintenance Tech. I ran across this doing coil cleanings because the PM job is vacant now. I have only been...
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    Just wait didn't you hear the bombshell that the...

    Just wait didn't you hear the bombshell that the FBI actually looked in to whether Trump is working for the Russians. Now what did they find? Probably nothing because after 2yrs we have not heard...
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    Another good example of NEVER EVER BY A FLIPPED...

    Another good example of NEVER EVER BY A FLIPPED HOUSE. If you want a newly remodeled house buy and old one and remodel it yourself.
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    you do realize that any impeachment has to go...

    you do realize that any impeachment has to go through the senate. The chances of that in the next 2 years is closer to none than slim. How about our politicians concentrate on the country rather than...
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    When will Trump haters learn. Trump don't blink....

    When will Trump haters learn. Trump don't blink. I expect him not to sign anything without the funding he wants. The republican haters and swamp people will ever learn. FYI the government never shuts...
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    What led you to believe the system needed...

    What led you to believe the system needed recharging? Was there a leak? A leak in a residential refer usually means get a new one.
  8. Illegal border crossings are down...

    Illegal border crossings are down dramatically.Just by enforcing current law and letting ICE do its job.The wall can be put down a little lower on the must do list.
  9. The "experts" and "know it all's" have said Trump...

    The "experts" and "know it all's" have said Trump is finished if he does ____________ (fill in the blank) since he joined the race as a candidate with all those republicans. He is still here. The...
  10. I think he just withdrew the federal government...

    I think he just withdrew the federal government from the issue. Its up to the states or school districts to make their own policy as it should be. This controversy was made up by liberals so they can...
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    If the garage is not heated find another route...

    If the garage is not heated find another route for the pipes or heat the garage. Then that setup might work. Below freezing below and above the pipes with no heat source no amount of insulation will...
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    Vinegar/water mix with baking soda works great....

    Vinegar/water mix with baking soda works great. After it dries the vinegar smell goes away along with the other odors.
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    The Bushes are gone and now finally the Clintons....

    The Bushes are gone and now finally the Clintons. There is finally hope. Now if everyone that said they would leave the country if Trump became President would buy their tickets and go. Dont let the...
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    Summer AC on 70 using a couple wall AC. Winter...

    Summer AC on 70 using a couple wall AC. Winter heat never more than 68 down to 65 at night. The wife thinks 70 is to hot for sleeping. Hot water heat so no duct work for central AC. Going to put...
  15. The problem is it that some politicians (Bernie...

    The problem is it that some politicians (Bernie Sanders types) think that just because they didn't get it to work doesnt mean that he/they cant get it to work. So that means we have to keep trying...
  16. Refrigerators get all the cold air from the...

    Refrigerators get all the cold air from the freezer. Unless its one of the fancy dual evap models. So if the freezer is very cold and the fresh food is warm you have an airflow problem. Damper stuck...
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    Come on there's only 1 problem with socialism....

    Come on there's only 1 problem with socialism. Eventually you run out of other peoples money.
  18. For every KW wind or solar produces you have to...

    For every KW wind or solar produces you have to at a KW on standby to replace it. Solar and wind are great as long as the sun shines or wind blows. Well there are cloudy days and calm days all the...
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    I bet its grounding for a satellite dish. Its...

    I bet its grounding for a satellite dish. Its drilled into those guys heads you must ground the dish. Where it all falls apart is when there is no clear ground point. A lot of those guys are not...
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    just a heads up

    22 days left until the point of no return with the Al Gore prediction.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/02/limbaughs-al-gore-armageddon-clock-about-to-hit-zero-after-ten-years/
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    I used to burn wood in my garage/shop. Then I had...

    I used to burn wood in my garage/shop. Then I had a small fire when the fire got to much draft and heated the stove pipe enough to set the roof on fire. There was at least 6 inches from the double...
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    Value is really a personal thing. Valuable to you...

    Value is really a personal thing. Valuable to you is can be very different from me (or my wife). That being said what value is it sitting in a box in an unused closet. For me the value is nothing. If...
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    How many times has the Donald self destructed...

    How many times has the Donald self destructed now? I cant remember. He's still at the top isn't he?
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    Ok I have a 500gal propane tank sitting in my...

    Ok I have a 500gal propane tank sitting in my yard with a underground line going to my furnace and gas grill. Then I burn the propane. I burn 700gal a year. Its all done safely. If propane is a good...
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    Another courage to be safe call. Have some...

    Another courage to be safe call. Have some courage man. Get a proper ladder or walk away.
  26. Whats the talk on Indiana only? The law they have...

    Whats the talk on Indiana only? The law they have is not really any different than 19 or so other states and the Fed. We can debate the "law" but we should not pick on 1 state that has a law similar...
  27. I would hope the USA came in at least 2 worst. I...

    I would hope the USA came in at least 2 worst. I mean we even have a republican war on women. How many women have to die in this war on women before the UN will get involved.On a serious note the UN...
  28. Indiana one of 20 states with a version of the...

    Indiana one of 20 states with a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. So why is Indiana being singled out now? The...
  29. Thread: GET-R-DONE

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    When I see stuff like that I think of the courage...

    When I see stuff like that I think of the courage to be safe training I have had with the fire dept. It takes courage to get the correct equipment to do the job safely.Any fool can do the job like is...
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    When the roof fails and there is a lot of damage...

    When the roof fails and there is a lot of damage the owner will wonder why its costing so much to much.
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    Something was shorted on your board. Dont know...

    Something was shorted on your board. Dont know what. Dont care.When trouble shooting a low/bad voltage start disconnecting the load and see what happens to your voltage. In your case 0v where it...
  32. Thread: pay scale

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    A custodian at a school/college makes more than...

    A custodian at a school/college makes more than $10 per hr starting with full benefits here in ND. I think your getting ripped off.
  33. Thread: Leak repair

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    How do you learn to do that kind of repair? I...

    How do you learn to do that kind of repair? I must not be creative enough to even think of something like that.
  34. How did they measure sea level 100ys ago? How...

    How did they measure sea level 100ys ago? How accurate were the thermometers 100yrs ago?? 100 yrs ago did anyone care??Your conclusions are only as accurate as your data. I submit the the...
  35. Given all the fascinating data is someone trying...

    Given all the fascinating data is someone trying to debunk global warming or hype global cooling? As mere humans what are we supposed to do? Burn more coal or less? Natural gas wind or solar? More...
  36. Isnt this the pattern with the alarmists. You go...

    Isnt this the pattern with the alarmists. You go from a feared ice age to feared warming. All the time they to find some way to make people pay some way to fix the "problem". Wasn't an ice age coming...
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    With the domestic refers Iv worked on. Find your...

    With the domestic refers Iv worked on. Find your leak. Always new drier. Get your "perfect" vacuum. Let it sit in a vacuum for awhile. If you had a leak it got air and moisture inside guaranteed. ...
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    Iv been mad since Obama was elected. I hope...

    Iv been mad since Obama was elected. I hope everyone is catching up now. Still the only reason the ruling class Republicans are mad is because they cant spend the money their way.They seem not to be...
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    They have taken the lead out of most solder now....

    They have taken the lead out of most solder now. What you get is hair line cracks in the stiffer solder which eventually lead to a failed connection. In my experience in repairing electronics a...
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    When I was an appliance repairman I soldered a...

    When I was an appliance repairman I soldered a lot of those connections. Easy money repair and you didnt have to charge the customer for the expensive board.I was an electronics tech also so...
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    Take the main board off and solder the burned...

    Take the main board off and solder the burned connection on the compressor relay.Common issue with Ge main boards. Not sure about yours tho.If the fans are running the compressor should be also. In...
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    Are you going to work on energized equipment?...

    Are you going to work on energized equipment? With all the electronics nowadays best to turn the power off before you go poking around. Once you let the "magic smoke" out with an arc you are in...
  43. It sounds like you think the HVAC service is...

    It sounds like you think the HVAC service is going down because of DIY and not many people willing to pay the needed wage to get a skilled person.I came from the TV/Appliance business. You think you...
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    Im not a pro HVAC yet but I do know...

    Im not a pro HVAC yet but I do know electronics.The transformer he describes sounds like a step down transformer. 19ohms on the primary and 1ohm on the secondary sounds right to me for a step-down....
  45. Thread: new new job

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    It was the online open book for the 608....

    It was the online open book for the 608. Retesting shouldn't be much of a problem.I was just over at an ice cream social at the physical plant.I'm one of the new guys so I get the "where did you work...
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    I work at a small state tech school.The pay is no...

    I work at a small state tech school.The pay is no way good.The benefits (at least here) are very good. I currently took a job here so I could hopefully transfer to HVAC or general maintenance.Still...
  47. Thread: new new job

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    The HVAC is on a 6 month hold now. That gives me...

    The HVAC is on a 6 month hold now. That gives me 6 months to get up to speed. I would be working with a crew with heating (steam/hot water) along with AC. Most of the buildings dont have AC except...
  48. Thread: new new job

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    I know the refrigeration cycle.Mostly the small...

    I know the refrigeration cycle.Mostly the small systems using just cap tubes. The large systems use different metering devises and different pressures that I am aware of but not confident in knowing...
  49. Thread: new new job

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    new new job

    Ok here is my background 28yrs in electronics and appliance repair. TVs and home appliances, refrigerators and window ACs that kind of stuff. I have an EPA 608 card type 1 I believe.TV repair tanked...
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    A bit off topic I respectfully disagree on the...

    A bit off topic I respectfully disagree on the Maytag Neptune. 1st generation machines had their issues but alot related to mold on the boot because customers refused to wipe the boot down like the...
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